Picnic time

Now is the time to make the most of this lovely weather by heading off to Glenarm Forest or to the coast with a picnic.  On your way, you could call in here at Blackthorn and Willow to pick up all the essentials for a good picnic from our range of locally produced foods – we keep Glenarm smoked salmon; cheeses from the Sperrins, a wide range of chutneys, oils and vinaigrettes; smoked salt and pepper; jams, biscuits and cake.

Dart Mountain Cheeses from the Sperrins


Glenarm salmon hot smoked in Ballycastle


Chutneys from Rose Cottage and Deli Muru and Harnett’s vinaigrettes


We also keep a lovely selection of single-variety apple juices from Barnhill in Co. Armagh as well as a wide range of teas and coffee too. 

And if you come on a Saturday there will be a selection of freshly baked loaves to choose from too.

Sunflower Brown loaves


Poppy seed loaves

And if it is a really fancy picnic, perhaps you should include some linen napkins as well!

Linen napkins from the Flax Mill and from Jupiter Red

Here’s hoping that it will be a long, hot and sunny summer!